Capitol Police: Chesterfield man tried to cash fraudulent check

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield County man is accused of trying to cash a fraudulent check at a bank at Capitol Square. 

Capitol Police spokesperson Joe Macenka said officers were called to the Virginia Credit Union branch on the mezzanine level of the Monroe Building Wednesday afternoon, when an employee determined that someone was trying to cash what appeared to be a fraudulent check.

Investigators later determined that the check was indeed fraudulent, Macenka said, and the suspect — Marcus Cole Jackson, 18, of the 1400 block of Leafcrest Lane in North Chesterfield — was taken into custody. 

He’s being charged with one count of attempting to obtain money by false pretense. 

Jackson appeared in court Thursday morning, where the case was continued until July 16.

Macenka said Capitol Police investigators are continuing to look into whether there are other victims among banks in the capital region, including in Richmond and Henrico County.

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